Monthly Archives: September 2012

Brent and Rachel…

It’s been a few months and they have now settled in their new home on the east coast and all is well.  So endearing to hear from them today…

Dear Mary… Thank you for putting together a thoughtful ceremony that will be with us forever.  We so appreciate your love, care and generosity of time. We Love You!  Brent and Rachel

Kari and Her Girls…

Her Bridal Party was made up of old friends and close relatives.  Their histories have created a woven bond that was more than apparent on Kari’s wedding day.  Here we are at Kelly’s Farm in Bonney Lake – a pristine setting that encourages a relaxed gathering.   And it was great to see Eric and Cali from Corliss Photography again.  Old home week!

From Kari: Thank you so much for officiating our wedding. It was beautiful, and everyone has told me how much they love you, and how beautiful they thought our ceremony was at the Farm. I am so thankful. Thank you for all of your love, support, and encouragement. I will definitely keep in touch. Have a great week!


Spreading the Love!

Homemade jam!  What a party gift for the guests. So charming that  they displayed it in a hutch.  My bride (Kari) and the groom’s mother (Robin) worked side-by-side for untold hours last winter preserving hundreds of jars of love!  They also made cloth caps and custom tags with the wedding date stamped on them.  So befitting the country farm setting that hosted our wedding celebration.  Strawberry rhubarb was my favorite.  Yumm!   Thank you for your generous labor or love, Kari and Robin!

Ryoichi and Mariko at DeLille Cellars

This darling couple is only in the United States temporarily for a work related project.  It was so whimsical of them to decide to host an all-American wedding.  Their families bravely adventured to Seattle to join an intimate group at DeLille Cellars recently.  I teamed up with Connie at Lisa Dupar and Company  to make this as seamless and easy as possible.  I adored Ryoichi’s adventurous spirit as he made decisions and translated non-stop for his beautiful bride throughout the planning process.  It was great fun to share the day with Loren and Kimberly from Alante Photography.

Brittany and Nicholas!

Going to my post box is always an adventure!  And frequently it is the best part of my day because so many of my couples send baby announcements, notes and thank you cards!

Dear Mary: Thank you so much for the wonderful service you provided for our wedding.  Many of our guests later approached us and commented on the wonderful ceremony.  It was a PLEASURE to work with you!  Love, Brittany and Nick


Dinner with Jon and Elaine

It won’t be long before these two Gonzaga grads tie the knot.  It will be a treat to meet their two large families soon at the Broadmoor Golf Club.  We kicked back and had some good giggles as we roughed out the processional plans for their big day at my dining room table recently.  Something tells me that more giggles are on the way.  Looking forward to teaming up with the fabulous Stephanie Solomon from Solomon Events.  Let the magic happen!

The Singing Bride!

When Nadia contacted me two days before the wedding to say that she had decided to sing a SURPRISE song to her groom, Pawel, I must admit that I was a bit in awe.  Nadia had arranged to have a Spanish guitar player at the ready.  When the moment came, she was one calm performer!  And WOW – what an amazing voice and heartfelt song she did sing.  Pawel was in shock and so touched. I noticed that most the guests were tearing up.  Here is Nadia after the photos were taken and before her wedding enjoying a snack to boost her energy.  Bravo you two – hope that your life together is full of many more delightful surprises!